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Here at Hakuba Connect we talk a lot about the Hakuba Valley, I mean that is what this magazine is about. But lately we have been talking more deeply about the valley that we love with the pressure of a mountain resort that being as beautiful as it is, the lingering fear of Covid-19 and the new rules that as humans we have to live with. The good news? The Hakuba Valley is fully open and by turning these pages you will find some great stories, stunning photography and the never ending quest to capture the soul of what makes the Hakuba Valley the most unique mountain resort in Asia. But please take a moment to read the advertisers who are resilient small businesses, shops, restaurants and more, that have had a hard year but are not quitting. They are innovating, offering delivery or takeout, coupons, and online purchases. Never before has there been a critical moment when we must reach out to help our Hakuba Valley businesses. Thank you on behalf of all the residents of Hakuba Valley for visiting and allowing us to share our resort with you.

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Hakuba Happo-one ski resort is taking a huge step forward with a new snow park at the Nakiyama base area. The new park in front of the Happo-one ski school will focus entirely on kids and beginners. The snow park will feature an 80-meter moving walkway clad inside a dome to keep the little ones dry on those snowy days. Not to be outdone, Jigatake Snow Resort with new management have been busy this summer creating the largest beginners snow park in Japan. Kids and beginners will feel happy and confident learning and progressing in a controlled environment. 八方尾根スキー場では、なきやまスノーランド を今季オープン。全長80mのドーム付きムー ビングベルトを新設。エアー設備やそりなど遊 び方も無限大。 ヶ岳スキー場もリニューアル しキッズエリアを充実させている。はじめての 雪遊びやスキーの練習には安心して楽しめる。

Hakuba Land Station opened in 2020 to great reviews. The impressive building with its distinctive wooden framework designed by renowned architects Kenga Kuma & Associates features a Snow Peak outdoor brand store, a Starbucks coffee shop, a restaurant and a tourist-friendly information center. 「Snow Peak LAND STATION HAKUBA(スノーピークランドステーション白馬)」は2020年7月に グランドオープン。北アルプスの峰をイメージした屋根と、木の枝と雪の結晶をモチーフとした独 特の木組みが象徴的な施設は、世界的建築家、隈研吾氏が手掛けている。施設内には、スノーピ ーク直営店、白馬村観光局のインフォメーションセンターやスターバックスなどが入っている。

Mark your calendars! March 4th & 5th is the 75th Anniversary of the Riesen Slalom Ski Race on Happo-one. Even though riesen slalom is the German word for giant slalom, the race is more like a downhill course with skiers flying down the Riesen course on Happo-one. The finish is at the Nakiyama base area. The race is open to all challengers. Register at www.happo-one.jp/gelande/riesen/ リーゼンスラローム大会は、今回で第75回を迎える。 標高1,410mのうさぎ平からゴールまで標高差650m、全長 2,500mという歯応えあるコース。元オリンピック選手や現役 アルペンレーサー、そして年に一度のスキーを楽しむスキー ヤーまで、たくさんの参加者が同じコースに挑戦する。 開催は、2021年3月4日、5日。 申し込みは www.happo-one.jp/gelande/riesen/

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This winter Tsugaike Kogen will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary. The lifts were installed in 1960, previous to that “yama-ski” enthusiasts turned up in spring to climb the slopes to earn every turn. Yama-ski is a non-extreme form of ski mountaineering with the focus on touring and enjoying time in the mountains rather than shredding powder. As both an expansive ski resort and the trailhead on a main route up Mt. Shirouma, Tsugaike was ideally placed to benefit from both the mountain hiking and ski booms in Japan, resulting in an explosive increase in visitor numbers and the development of the ski area you can see there today. 今シーズンで60周年を迎える栂池スキー場。初めてスキーリフトが掛かったのが 1960年ですが、その歴史は1948年の山岳スキーから始まっていました。今も、良質 な雪を求める多くのスキーヤーで栂池スキー場は賑わっています。 " Happy 60th Birthday! "

Staying dry and warm is essential to enjoying the Hakuba mountains. The best way to accomplish this is to layer your clothing starting with a base layer that will keep you comfortable in the variable conditions that you may expect on the resorts. Oyuki HitaTech base layers not only feature superb temperature regulation properties but also look stunning. Available in a range of colors at the Rhythm store across from the Mominoki Hotel. 体温調節をしてくれるベー スレイヤーを選べば、寒い 日も安定して快適な暖かさ を感じることができる。 リズ ム白馬店オリジナルブランド 「OYUKI」では、今シーズン 可愛いデザインで着心地が よくとても暖かい上下インナ ーが登場。かわいいから絶 対欲しいアイテム!店舗は、 白馬樅の木ホテル向かい、 和田野ビジターセンター内。

We all know what it is like on a busy ski day, difficulty finding a parking space, trudging to the lifts, waiting for a table to come available at lunch time….S-Class at Iwatake Snowfield will solve all these problems. Maybe they should call it VIP class because that is what you will feel like with priority parking in front of the gondola building, followed by priority boarding of the gondola, which if you are early, you can enjoy first tracks before everyone else. On the mountain itself, S-Class members have access to two lounges, one located at the summit and the other at mid-mountain. Price 8,800yen & includes lift pass. Book at https://iwatake-mountain-resort.com/hsc/ 白馬岩岳スノーフィールドが提供するVIPプログラム「Hakuba S‒Class」。 リフトの優先搭乗や優先駐 車場の確保、3箇所のVIPラウンジ利用やクロークサービスに岩岳の湯の温泉入浴券も付いている。 2020/12/26 2021/3/14 大人8,800円、お子様(15歳以下)4,400円、6歳以下無料。料金にはリフト券 が含まれている。

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The Hakuba Valley is an all-season resort and just a few months from now summer returns with alpine foliage replacing the snow. Here is an invitation to come back to this stunning region in the warmer months and breathe the fresh fragrant air. For heart pumping adrenaline seekers instead of hurtling down the slopes on skis or a snowboard try lift accessed mountain biking, white water rafting or even trail running. For those who like to take life slower, take a lift to the higher slopes and indulge in a gelato or two or just kick back in one of the parks or coffee shops. Check out some of the summer activities on page 82 ハクババレーは、春夏秋冬、 どの季節もア ウトドアアクティビティを楽しめます。特に 夏の楽しみ方を82ページからご紹介。い つでもアクティブに過ごせるのがハクバ バレー! 山登りにトレッキング、 トレイルラ ン、ラフティング、キャニオニング、 グラン ピングにサイクリング、楽しいアクティビテ ィが ってます!夏も楽しいハクババレー です。

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As a life-long fan of everything involved in skiing and snowboarding, I find it hard to list unpleasant things about ski vacations. If I had to list two, they would be: lining up for the first lift to get up the mountain and avoiding an accident with a skier or snowboarder on a crowded slope.

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here is a way to avoid any crowds in Hakuba that requires never having to leave the slopes even when the lifts close – and you get first tracks after sun-up without having to catch a lift on an empty ski slope.

Hakuba Happo-one is home to a mountain hut where you can watch the sun go down, sleep in comfort and be up to enjoy first tracks before most skiers and snowboarders down in the valley even get to eat their breakfast I spent the night at the fore mentioned, Happo-ike Sanso named after the pond about an hour walk from the hut and most popular during the warm summer season. After a great time spent on a bluebird day on Happo-one Ski resort, I rode the final top chairlift, passing the start point of the men’s downhill Olympic race and made my way to the hut, elevation 1839 meters. As I stepped through the door and swapping my ski boots for slippers, I was welcomed with the warm greeting of Japanese hospitality; we have been waiting for you Mr.Chan. After checking into my no-frills room, suffice to say was without the chocolate on the pillow, and being late in the season, I took in the views of the ski resort in front of me and realized that being east facing, I would have to get up early to take in this sunrise. Dinner was scheduled from 6 pm, so I decided to go outside, pop behind the hut and take in the view of the Hakuba San-sen, or the Hakuba Three Peaks as they are commonly

known in English. Rising to just under 3000 meters, Shirouma, Shakushi and Hakuba-Yari’s peaks were glowing in the pink sunset. An avid photographer was setting up his tripod to get the shot. The photographer, Mr. Takeda, comes up the mountain once a week, usually on a clear evening, to not only get a picture of the mountains but he explains to me that a dark cloudless night with low light pollution combined with fresh mountain air, you can get a stellar shot of the star trails..…..I slowly hide my smartphone camera and smile. Dinner is served in the dining room and surprised to find quite a few other guests booked in for the night besides me and Mr. Takeda. There are a couple of senior ladies who love to hike in winter and want to get an early start and a young threesome who are going into the backcountry in the morning and will be shooting a video of one of the party hurtling down an empty slope. The food was buffet style with plenty of options to fill our empty stomachs; I gorged on a “few” pork filets, and combining it with a glass or two of draft beer was very filling. After dinner, I made my way on the decking, the air is crisp, and the temperature is not too unpleasant. Mr. Takeda is looking up at the stars and points to one and says that is Venus as he clicks away on his camera remote. I looked at the tranquil lights below in Hakuba village when I was startled by the sound of an engine and bright lights coming towards me; it was the snow piste basher knocking out the bumps and laying the groomed lines for the next day’s skiers and riders. I had set my alarm clock to wake up just before dawn to view the sunrise, which is quite a quintessential thing to do in Japan; in fact, it has its own word “goraiko” which means getting up in the early morning on a mountain and watching the sunrise, we need such a word in English! The sun rises over the eastern mountain range and spreads a yellow-orange tint on the freshly groomed virgin snow before it hides behind a low cloud. A fantastic goraiko, it was worth getting up for. After another buffet-style breakfast, it was time to put on my skis and sail down the empty slopes; the snow was groomed to perfection and being spring, it was nice and soft like ice cream. I had the slopes all to myself for the first time ever. Bliss! It is possible to spend one night up on the slopes as a special treat or for those who want to get the first tracks in the backcountry or even in the resort. Or maybe you want to be like Mr. Takeda and take that awesome picture.

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It is possible to spend one night up on the slopes as a special treat or for those who want to get those ďŹ rst tracks in the backcountry or even in the resort. Or maybe you want to be like Mr. Takeda and take that awesome picture.

The best mountain views in the resort!

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WHILE SO MUCH HAS CHANGED throughout the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some constants have remained, especially in the Hakuba Valley with its fresh air, majestic mountains and unbeatable outdoor adventures. Here are 19 ‘socially distancing’ activities to enjoy during your time here. Restrictions may apply and some activities will be different from normal.

During winter the iconic symbol is open for visitors, you can take the chairlift from the bottom of the hill up to the top and enjoy the view from the ski jump tower.

We all know how good being in nature can make us feel. We have known it for centuries. The sounds of the forest, the scent of the trees, the sunlight playing through the leaves, the fresh, clean air — these things give us a sense of comfort and ease away our stress. Riding in the trees is about as surreal an experience you can get on snow as you are suddenely transported to a silent serene world. Head to Tsugaike Kogen, Hakuba47 or Hakuba Cortina for the best tree skiing.

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The Hakuba Valley is home to many great places to eat or drink outside while enjoying the mountains. Our favorite is the City Bakery at Mountain Harbor located at the summit of Iwatake Snowfield, don’t worry if it gets too cold, there is also indoor seating.


Skip the crowds during the day and ski at night at Able Hakuba Goryu. The runs are freshly groomed, there are never any lift lines, the food is great in the Escal Plaza base area and the lift tickets are cheap! What is not to like? エイブル白馬五竜とおみゲレンデでは、 ナイター営業!定休日 の水曜以外の毎日、昼間荒れたゲレンデを圧雪車で整備し、 キレイに整えられた914mのロングで広いコースで楽しめ る。麓のエスカルプラザ内のレストランHULLでは滑りの合間 に食事や休憩ができる。

Hakuba maybe famous for its outdoor adventures, but in between all those fun activities, you will also find ways to relax and rejuvenate. The Tokyu Hotel has an aroma therapy course that will help you disconnect from the chaos of the real world. Take a soak in the onsen before the professional masseuses get to work on your tired body. 白馬東急ホテルでは、植物から抽出されたエッセンシャルオ イルを使用したアロマセラピートリートメントで疲れた身体を ほぐすさまざまなメニューがある。 スノースポーツのあとはマ ッサージをし疲労回復を早め次の日に備えよう!

Try on a piece of history and experience wearing a traditional kimono for yourself. Included in the morning tour is tea ceremony and lunch. 着付けに茶道と和食ランチプライベートツアー。 改めて日本文化に触れてみるのはいかがでしょうか? お問い合わせは、白馬山麓ツアーズ 0261-72-6900

Make the most of your winter vacation to Hakuba Valley by trying something new: snowmobiling. The tour is a great introduction to the sport, making it perfect for first-time riders who want to start at a slower pace before opening the throttle. Your guides will lead you on the Hirakawa River opposite of Hakuba47. Keep your eyes peeled for any wildlife that may appear. 冬のアクティビティーランキングで上位に入るスノーモービル体験。 スキー場のレスキューなどで見かける、 雪山を走り抜けるカッコいい雪上 バイクがスノーモービル。 せっかく雪国に遊びに来たからには挑戦してみ よう!白馬ライオンアドベンチャーで体験申し込み中!

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A leisurely activity where one can really venture off the beaten paths is snowshoeing. Nothing compares to walking through deep fresh snow in a winter forest with snowshoes on. With fantastic panoramic views of the Hakuba mountains. Snowshoeing is great for everyone and a nice change from the busy resorts. スノーシューの魅力は、なん といっても冬の森をゆったり 体感できること。森の先を進 むと木々の 間から望む白 馬山々には魅了されること間 違いなし。

Zenkoji temple has been admired for over 1400 years as Japan’s primary center of Buddhist faith The Tomyo light festival, offering to the gods is held in early to mid February with the road lit up with hundreds of lanterns is definitely worth a visit.

江戸時代中期を 代表する仏教建 築として国宝に指 定されている善光 寺。善光寺界隈で行 われる長野灯明まつり は、2/11 1418:00 。善 光寺表参道イルミネーション は、17:00 22:00で開催中 3/13まで。

Why drink local? The ingredients spend less time traveling so they are as fresh as possible when they go into your beer. You will find Hakuba Brewing Co in bars, restaurants & supermarkets. 白馬の美しい天然水を使い、 ろ過せず、風味豊かな 「HAKUBA BREWING COMPAY」のクラフトビー ル。果実の豊かな香り、 フレッシュでこくや深みのある 味わい。美しい山の中で造られご当地ドリンクとして 大好評。 白馬へ訪れた際には、 ぜひ一度飲んでみよう。 村内レストランやバー、店舗にて販売中。お土産にも 最適。

Sledding on a inflated inner tube is becoming a favorite wintertime activity, as no special skills are required, and it appeals to all age groups. The tube hill at Kashimayari Snow Resort is a whopping 500 meters long, the longest in Japan.

鹿島槍スキー場では、 日本一 長い500メートルのスノーチ ュービング「Tubers High」 が体験できる。小学生から体 験可能。

A fantastic way to spend a rest day off the ski slopes of Hakuba and experience more of what the Nagano region has to offer is to take the Snow Monkey Tour. This winter, tours at Sanorku Tours are all private.

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スノーモンキーの愛称で人 気の「地獄谷野猿公苑」がこ こ最近注目されている。白馬 村内でもプライベートツアー で案内中。問合せは、 白馬山麓ツアーズ  www.hakuba1.com




After a day on the mountains go shopping!, Don’t miss out on the local stores where you can find a little piece of the Hakuba Valley to take home with you, whether it’s a local t-shirt, cookies or even a local beer! 白馬にはアウトドアストアが数多くあり、店員さん達も白馬をたっぷ り楽しんでいる人たちばかりなのでおすすめマウンテンギアや限定 品を手に入りやすいのでお見逃しなく。

WOW based at the Noah Gondola mid-station on Tsugaike Kogen ski resort is not only for kids but for all ages. Lots of activities to be enjoyed on the snow. Don’t worry if you get hungry doing all the activities, Burger King is located next door! 栂池スキー場ゴンドラリフトの 中間駅に、ウィンターアドベン チャーパーク! 「白馬つがいけ SNOW WOW!」が営業中。3階 立てネット型アドベンチャー「ア ミダス」など子供も大人も楽し く遊んじゃおう!

Snowshoeing in the dark then sitting down on a handmade snow-couch and table and partake of the yummy dessert the guides prepare, such as chocolate fondue with fruits, accompanied by hot spiced wine! 静寂に包まれた八方の森をスノーシューで散策と森の中で「チョコ レートフォンデュ」。木々の間から差し込む柔らかな月明かりと新鮮 な空気の中で貴重な体験をエバーグリーンアウトドアーセンターで 受付中。evergreen-hakuba.com

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Most of the Hakuba Valley’s restaurants and cafés have been finding new innovative methods to maintain social distances in their establishments following COVID-19 protocols. Check out the dining guide section from page 92.

ハクババレーのレストランやカフ ェは、感染対策を行い皆様のご 利用をお待ちしております。 ダイニ ングセクションは、92ページから 紹介。きっとお気に入りのレスト ランがみつかるはず。 テイクアウト やデリバリーもある。白馬グルメ を堪能してみよう。

Welcome aboard the Resort View Furusato for a breathtaking journey into snow country. Take in the view of snow laden trees giving way to panoramic views of snow country. リゾートビューふるさと号で長野を出発し松本 経由で南小谷までちょっと遠回りしてみる電車 の旅。ゆったりシートで北アルプスや日本三大車 窓のひとつである姨捨駅付近の風景を楽しめる。

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Located south of Hakuba the impressive Matsumoto Castle is a must for anyone who wants to take a step back and view ancient Japan. Construction on the five story castle was started in 1592 and is one of only few castles to survive from that period. A great day off the slopes. Combine a visit to the castle with a trip to see the annual ice sculptor festival from January 20th to 24th. 国宝である松本城では、氷彫フェスティバルが1/20 1/24に行わ れる。今回で35回を迎える冬の伝統イベント 「氷の祭典」。展示エリ アを拡大し城下町を散策しながら多彩な氷像を楽しめる。

The systems of man-made ski trails are maintained at the Snow Harp Olympic Cross Country Stadium. 1998年長野オリンピックのクロ スカントリースキー競技会場とし て使用されたスノーハープ競技 場。一般利用も可能。 クロスカント リーとは、いわば雪上マラソン。 ジョギングやトレランを楽しんで いる方、特におすすめ。


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When you roll off your last ski run and soak in that hot onsen bath, when the chairlifts and gondolas have come to their quiet halts and sunset leaves behind a magical pink hue. It is time for the Hakuba Valleys armies of workers to climb into their big metal beasts. By morning these “pistegroomers” have pushed and tilled the snow on dozens of ski runs into perfect corduroy stripes. It is not only about the powder in the Hakuba Valley, the thrill of carving a fresh groomed slope is one of the most fantastic feelings on snow. Responsible for this are the resorts highly skilled grooming team. And without them we would all be skiing and boarding on powder and bumps on the beginner and intermediate slopes as big as they are on the expert runs.

ing reserves of drifted snow onto thin patches and much more besides. Poor snow cover can be unavoidable in more exposed areas, where prevailing winds can blow the fresh snow away as fast as it falls, so the piste groomers get to know where to find the reserves of snow, whether drifted of nudged into sheltered spots for later use by the teams themselves.

Peering at from your hotel room in the dead of the night you’ll probably glimpse their headlight patterns in the far distance, among a swirl of snow-flurries. The piste-grommers are nocturnal working dusk to dawn shifts. While you are sleeping soundly under your duvet you can bet the that they will be out there somewhere very lonely in the darkness performing tasks such as restoring tired pistes, nudg-

It can get very lonely up on the mountains. Even in daylight when the visibility suddenly drops, skiers and boarders can lose their bearings in seconds, but the groomer drivers must know their mountains intimately even at night and in blizzard conditions. This ski area knowledge can take a couple of seasons to acquire. Even then, the unexpected can occur, so the drivers keep in constant contact with their

control center and each other with GPS and of course mobile phones. And just to keep spirits up they also have hi-fi systems and formidable cab heaters. A home from home really! Not that life is a picnic, it is hard work fighting fatigue in poor or no visibility, strong winds and white outs. Driving a groomer or snowcat as they are sometimes called is a delicate art. Riding on the wide, metal-bladed tracks means that progress, even on soft snow, tends to feel nerve-jangling firm – not ideal when the controls are light and amazingly sensitive. Wondering why you ski pass is becoming pricier? Well the groomers aren’t cheap. Each vehicle costs about $500,000. And with such big engines they can consume at the rate of 250 liters of fuel per vehicle per shift.

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Hakuba Connect publishers Steven and Mikyo Williams have built a new chalet in Hakuba. Here they recount their process how they as first time builders managed their project. SW We have some land behind our current home, which we bought when we purchased our current property. An overgrown piece of land next to this became available, so we decided to buy it to make the plot large enough to build on. Unlike square blocks of land, the patterns of land are sometimes very unique; this new land was L shaped. LEFT Clearing the land meant trees had to be felled. The branches were used for woodchips and the logs for firewood.

MW In Japan, lands are not measured on square meterage but on square tsubo; a tsubo is about 3.3sqm². The Surveyors marked out the blocks with corner makers and pink tape! SW The land hadn’t been used before and the trees had grown quite high. The first job was calling in the lumberjacks to fell the trees. As the trees were cut, we poured local Hakuba Nishki sake on the stumps, what seemed like a waste of delicious sake! Nevertheless, we now have plenty of firewood for winter. MW As we poured the sake, we said a short prayer thanking

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“We arranged a strict payment schedule with our contractor, a third to start, a third when the roof was on and the final third on completion”

TOP LEFT Praying to the gods for a safe build

the trees for giving us life.

TOP RIGHT The skeleton is up.

SW The next part of the process was making the land flat. We visited all our neighbors, offering them gifts for the disturbance of large trucks that will be intruding on their peace during the days ahead. They all seemed content with their luxurious individually wrapped cookies.

BELOW A crane was used for a couple of days to save the builders from carrying the frame.

MW Part of Japanese culture is gift-giving. The reason for giving the gift is to apologize in advance for any disturbances you may cause, the chances of which are increased if you are building a new chalet on a quiet road. SW Next was the design and building stages. We sourced a local Japanese master builder who sat down with us, discussed our plans on what we could or could not do. Hakuba has a lot of restrictions that we had to clear for us to design a chalet that would capture the views of the surrounding mountains. MW For me, it was important to use a knowledgeable local contractor who knows what it’s like to live in snow country. I have heard a lot of horrid stories of new builds designed by architects back in the cities who do not understand snow and more importantly, where to put it after it has fallen off the roof. SW We wanted a chalet where the customer could feel at home with more space; this meant large bedrooms and a large ski room. Another priority was warmth, so we opted for triple glazing windows and underfloor heating. MW We have traveled extensively and when you stay in a chalet or condominium, you need a place to put your clothes and not “live” out of a suitcase. All our bedrooms have closets and chest of drawers.

using. It was conducted by a Shinto priest. SW The frame went up in one day! There must have been twenty carpenters on the site that day. It was fascinating watching them work and the chalet being built right in front of your eyes. It was like watching a real-life time-lapse. MW It is important to build the frame and put the roof on as quickly as possible because any rainfall would dampen the wood.

SW Groundbreaking day! I had to put on my best suit for this unique ritual for good fortune for the guests who stay in it. We all had to drink a little sake, in fact, sake was used a lot in the building rituals.

SW With the skeleton up, another ceremony was performed where the chalet was blessed as well as for the workers not to be harmed on the construction. More good sake was poured on the four corners, not sure if it worked because I heard one carpenter shout an obscenity when he got a splinter in his thumb.

MW The jichinsai is a Shinto ceremony that is performed before the construction of any type of building in Japan. In our case, it was attended by our family and the builder we were

MW This is jotosuki, the ritual of rope pulling and striking the posts with a mallet. Everyone bows twice, claps twice, then bows once more to pay respects to the gods.

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SW Our contractor supplied us with dozens of catalogues for floorings, bathrooms, doors, kitchens and more! It was getting very confusing, so we opted for the easy option and visited a showroom in the city. Here we could order everything from one supplier, which made it so much simpler. MW Going to one supplier made it exceptionally smooth; you get to choose everything in the showroom then the supplier talks directly to your builder. SW Hakuba is an adventure resort, so we wanted our guests to revitalize themselves in a Japanese style jacuzzi bathroom. MW The SPAGE bathroom is luxurious, with air jets, shoulder waterfall and over-head shower giving you an invigorating massage. Actually, I sneak down to relax sometimes when we don’t have guests! SW Another visit to the big city for furniture shopping! MW I usually like shopping but a weekend looking at sofas and beds is hard. SW The big day has arrived with the fire and health inspections to get our chalet license. MW An extremely nervous day for me, but everything went smoothly, and we received our license in a couple of days. SW Thinking of a name was amazingly easy for us, Hokujyo means northern castle. MW Hokujyo is the previous name for the northern part of Hakuba and it’s still used on the address system. It matches our own castle perfectly.

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Your office near the slopes in Hakuba Valley. Skiers and riders are setting up remote offices so they never miss a powder day.

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owder in the morning, work in the afternoon sounds like the ideal job and maybe it could be yours.

As Hakuba and the rest of Japan continues to adapt to the “new normal” of social distancing, face masks and self-quarantines, there are some silver linings to be found. One trend is that your average nine-to-five worker is no longer confined to being in an office Monday through Friday, ultimately gaining a sense of flexibility that was not possible before. “Workations” or ‘Workoliday’ is a new phenomenon that suggests the homebound worker will leverage this new-found

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liberty to book more travel to safe and secure havens. With guest comfort and safety at the forefront, the Hakuba Valley’s hotels and resorts embrace the emerging workation trend, offering uniquely designed perks for today’s skiers and snowboarders. Picture this: You wake up, look out of your hotel window to the Christmas card scene showing 20cm of fresh snowfall. You spend an hour working, then make your way over to one of the Hakuba Valley lifts, click into your skis or snowboard and away you go through the deep powder for ten or more runs before you make your way back to your accommodation or working space to have a ZOOM conference call and write some emails, all the time trying to get


the grin off your face. The Hakuba Mominoki Hotel, renowned for attentive service, thoughtful amenities, good food and onsen, is offering a variety of workation packages to take care of your business needs while immersed in Hakuba Valley living. Kazuma Maruyama, Managing Director of the Mominoki Hotel told us, “we have seen not only a number of single workers but also workers who are bringing their families to the mountains to find the balance between work and play” He added, “sometimes you need a different scene to find true inspiration.” The Mominoki Hotel can also help with other activities, including snowshoeing and maybe a massage or a spot of yoga.

Somedays you need a different scene to find true inspiration

The packages at the Mominoki Hotel include accommodation, workspace and even lunch; great when you need to get that report out to your boss before the next new snowfall arrives. Another initiative is to make use of the Norway Village; these purposely built log cabins were used for the Norwegian Olympic ski jumpers and cross-country skiers during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. Located opposite the ski jump stadium, the co-working site offers a sharing workspace, meeting rooms with projectors and whiteboards, as well as free Wi-Fi. And who knows, you might be able to do some networking and really impress your boss! www.hakubaconnect.com

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riginally in Japan and in Hakuba, there were no resorts, lifts or groomers. Anyone who wanted to ski had to hike up, negotiate mountain terrain and almost always got treated to fresh turns. Now over 100 years later, the equipment has improved, lift accessed runs have developed but the backcountry mountain terrain remains the same. There are still massive avalanche slide-paths, tight V-shaped valleys with overhead exposure and many terrain traps to mention just a few hazards. We do though now have the technologies and universally practiced methods to study, observe and forecast the conditions where avalanches can occur. Avalanche safety professionals around the world are dedicated to reducing involvements in avalanches and through public information, research and training they promote safe winter backcountry travel. In Japan, with the growing number of recreational backcountry skiers and snowboarders, the same public awareness, avalanche hazard information and training is available. Positively speaking, the shift towards providing useful and appropriate public services for avalanche awareness is still a developing concept here. However, in the past few years the ski resorts in the Hakuba valley have seen the value in providing information and services to the public to aid in safety and fostering awareness. On a national level there isn’t the same available information on avalanche hazard and area forecasting as in North America or Europe, however smaller local organizations like Hakuba’s Avalanche Control Team (ACT) actjapan.org has mountain weather station online information and The Japan Avalanche Network (JAN) www.nadare.jp offer avalanche bulletins for the Hakuba area and other areas in Japan. There are also lots of useful weather websites that offer information like wind, expected snowfall depths and temperatures for below treeline, treeline and alpine. For the average on-piste skier, all this is extraneous information. However, the ease at which one can enter into off-piste terrain that can potentially be deadly avalanche terrain is very relevant. Some terrain between runs or just out of the ski area boundary is a tempting treat, though the unknown consequences of treating yourself to them could be severe to you or others below. You can get into a nasty spot without really realizing. And the old adage of “ignorance is bliss” rings true in the avalanche world too, although your bliss might very well be short lived. With this in mind, the concept of providing proper signage, information and safety services to all guests on the mountain is essential. As the Hakuba ski community grows and becomes more avi-savy and the resorts offer more information to the public, we hope to minimize risk in avalanche terrain while at the same time encouraging safe backcountry touring. Be safe, be respectful of the mountains and others and happy sliding!

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akuba Village has made Japan’s most ambitious climate goals: to be net-zero carbon and run on 100% renewable electricity for village operations and for the whole community by 2050. These goals, passed unanimously by the village council with strong community support, are not just aspirational but achievable. The Hakuba local council was responding to a request from the local Hakuba High School students. In the declaration it issued in December 2019, the Hakuba council said climate change is a serious threat to the natural environment of the village, which is blessed with renowned for its powder snow in winter.

Some of the initiatives so far: The removal of the utility poles around the main Hakuba train station is already in process, we hope that this initiative will continue, and more areas will be able to remove the poles and beautify the valley even more. Hakuba Happo-one’s Alpen Quad lift

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will run on renewable energy with carbon-free emissions this season. Another welcome feature on Happo-one ski resort is that the resort will be non-smoking. There is nothing worse than having a guest on the chairlift in front of you light up and blow smoke down the mountain. The largest ski resort operator in the valley Nippon Ski Development who operate in the resort of Iwatake Snowfield has pledged to use 100% natural energy for low voltage along with 10% renewable energy for all resort operations as well as providing EV parking lots near the lifts. Hakuba Connect welcome these initiatives and look forward to many more in the near future.

SDGs(エス・ディー・ジーズ)をご存じでし ょうか?これは「Sustainable Develop ment Goals(持続可能な開発目標)」子供 たちの未来を守って将来的にも豊かな暮ら しができるように設定された取り組みです。

白馬村は、雄大な自然の恩恵を受けてきま した。だからこそ、世界的な問題である気候 変動について関心を持ち、村民とともに行 動を起こさなければなりません。村では、温 室効果ガスの排出量ゼロを目指すなど、い わゆる 「ゼロカーボンシティ」 としての取り組 みを始めています。たとえば白馬八方尾根ス キー場では、再生可能エネルギーを使用す るよう電力の転換、及びプラスチックゴミの 削減、喫煙所を加熱式煙草専用にするなど、 環境問題を意識した活動を進めています。 ま た、岩岳スキー場では、 自然エネルギー由来 の電力の転換、 プラスチックの廃止や照明の LED化、再生材の利用を推進し、 レストラ ン食材の地産地消を進め、 フードロスの問 題にも力を入れています。 村では、SDGsや気候変動に関する地域事 業者や住民向け講習会を行い、持続可能な 「山岳エコツーリズム」の実現に取り組んで います。 白馬ならではの自然を体感していた だくことで、環境問題への意識を高めていた だけるものと思います。人にも自然にもやさ しい白馬村、未来の世代に持続可能な地域 を受け継ぐため、共に学びあい自然環境を 守り、雪文化を繋いでいくことでしょう。



Who needs water when you have snow? Hold on tight and get ready for a bumpy ride as you are pulled along by a snowmobile in a rubber raft. Other activities include a fun snowmobiling circuit, survival striders and sledding on the hill. 10:00 – 15:00 at Sakka base area on Happo-one. 500yen entrance. 八方尾根スキー場咲花ゲレンデでは、 アドベンチャーパ ーク咲花がオープン。スノーモービルサーキット、サバイ バルストライダーに雪上メリーゴーランドなどなど盛り沢山のア クティビティ。10:00 -15:00 / 入場料500円。hakuba.lion-adventure.com

Kids wanna have fun and maybe skiing and snowboarding might take a back seat to other fun activities including sledding, tubing and maybe even a snowball fight. New kids and beginner snow parks at Jigatake and Happo-one will keep the little ones entertained for hours. 今シーズン八方尾根スキー場の名木山ゲ レンデに「なきやまスノーランド」が誕生! 全長80mのドーム付きムービングベルト を新設し、 スキーデビューのお子様も安心 してスキーを楽しめる。 もちろん、エアー遊 具やそりなど雪遊びができるのでたくさん 遊んじゃおう!

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Snow tubing is a great alternative, or added bonus, to skiing and snowboarding and is an activity not only for the kids but an activity the entire whole family can enjoy. Kashimayari Snow Resort is home to Japan’s longest tubing a whopper 500 meters long! Price is 2,900yen for kids to enjoy 3 rides. 大人気の「スノーチュービング」。浮き輪の形をしたタイ ヤチューブに乗って、雪上を滑り降りるスリル満点のアク ティビティ!小さい子どもだけでなく、大人も存分に楽し むことができるので家族や友人同士におすすめ!冬のア クティビティには欠かせません。 鹿島槍スキー場では、 日本最長500mのチュービング専 用コース チューバーズハイ"が中綱エリアにオープン! ぜひ、 トライしてみよう。

Snow WOW located at mid station at Tsugaike Kogen is a exciting place where small kids, big kids and even adults can enjoy an array of snow based activities. One of the most popular ones is AMIDASU, a net adventure with 3 floors to navigate. Other activities include snow tubing, snow racers and snow fat bikes! Being in front of the Tsugaike Kogen mid station allows the young ones to cool off in one of the restaurants after all the exertions. 栂池スキー場のゴンドラ「イヴ」は全長4,120m。その中間 駅にあるのが、冬季限定のアクティビティ施設「白馬つがい け SNOW WOW!」。 ここには、子どもから大人まで楽しめる ウィンターアトラクションが盛りだくさん!特にオススメした いのは3階立てのネット型アドベンチャー「あみダス」。 安全具無しでも安全な構造で、小さいお子様にも大人にも 大人気!家族で満喫できる本格冬遊びパークに、 この冬ぜ ひ楽しんでみよう!

We all know both skiing and snowboarding is an expensive hobby. A lot of families try to save money on a skiing break, but there is one area that you really should not skimp, ski school! It is one expense that is very much worth the investment. The certified Hakuba Valley’s instructors will not only ensure a positive experience for your child’s skiing or snowboarding but will do it in a fun safe environment. レベルの高いスキー指導者で有名なハクババレーのス キースクール。初めてのスキーでも楽しくレッスンでき、 スキーの楽しさをもっと広げられる。 「スキーは楽しい!」 「もっと滑りたい!」 と上達も早いので、スキースクール の受講はおススメ!

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“the snow walls which this year are standing at 19 meters” The Alpine Route that traverses across the Northern Japanese Alps is a spectacular trip that is visited by both international and domestic tourists alike. The route is an assortment of buses, trolleys, cable cars and a ropeway to travel the approximately 90km over and under the Alps, including the 3015m high Mt. Tateyama Peak. First is a 40 minute bus ride from Shinano-Omachi Station located to the south of the Hakuba Valley. This is followed by a trolley bus ride through Kanden Tunnel to Kurobe Dam. The 6km tunnel was built to allow access for the construction of the dam. It is only one lane wide with a short wider intersection to allow buses from each direction to pass each other. The dam itself is usually frozen over during early spring but turns to a spectacular green color in summer with impressive water being discharged. The dam itself is Japan’s tallest at 186meters. It was completed in 1963 to provide power to the Kan-

sai region in a rapidly growing post war Japan. An estimated 10 million workers were involved in the building of the dam with sadly 171 giving up their lives. There is a small monument dedicated to them at the dam. After crossing the dam take the Kurobe Cable Car to Kurobe-daira, then follow this by taking the Tateyama Ropeway with its 360 degree views. As you look outside in spring you may see light snow falling and intrepid backcountry skiers making their way down the mountain. Another trolley bus ride under the mountain brings you to the Alpen Route’s main attraction the unbelievable Yuki-no-otani or Great Snow Valley. The snow walls can be an incredible 20 meters high depending on the time of year and the amount of snow over winter. The walls are created with snowplowers pushing the snow to create the road for tour buses to get up the mountain. The walls are usually in place until late June. The Alpine Route takes approximately 6-7 hours to traverse but allow yourself 8-9 hours if you are making a return trip. There are opportunities to observe a variety of alpine flora, alpine wildlife and access hiking trails to the peak of Mt. Tateyama. If you are making the one way trip then, baggage services are available at Shinano-Omachi station to forward your luggage to your destination in Toyama Prefecture. The route is open from midApril to the end of November with spring being ideal for the snow walls, summer for hiking and fall for the spectacular foliage.

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here are lots of ways to spend a day o the slopes in Hakuba. You can sign up for a snowshoe tour and follow some animal tracks. You can try your hand at wearing a kimono and making some soba noodles. You can head over to the Cross Country Stadium and have a go at skiing uphill. You can venture out of town to see cultural sites like Matsumoto Castle or Zenkoji Temple in Nagano City. You could sit and read a book and enjoy the scenery. Or, if you’re a petrolhead and that all sounds a bit tame, you can saddle up on hit the throttle, and go snowmobiling.

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The easiest way to join the world of “roopers” is hook up with Lion Adventure and go on one of their snowmobile tours. They have use of the beautiful Hirakawa River that runs in between Hakuba47 ski rea and the accommodation area of Misorano. The river side and even the river is usually covered in deep powder for you to play in. If necessary, Lion will kit you out in full winter weather gear and a helmet. Ski or snowboard clothing is fine, so you can just bring your own. Given that you’ll be stopping for instruction and orientations, maybe dress a little warmer than normal for skiing. Sturdy boots are also advisable, but snowboard boots will do. Don’t forget your gloves. If you have any questions about gear, Lion will be happy to answer them when you book. Each course starts with a guide taking you through the safety features of Lion’s snowmobiles. They are all new and have a top speed of around 60km per hour. The sleds are easy to ride and most beginners master the basics very quickly. The guides will show you how to position your body weight for stability on a slope or over bumpy terrain. Snowmobiles have an automatic gearbox, so there is no clutch and you ride them more like a jetski or a large moped than an actual motorbike. All you have to do is twist the throttle. Most tours start with the guides getting you to do a few figures of eight on a flattish area. The progression then continues onto some relativley smooth area. Once you’re all fit and able, it’s time to hit the powder! Imagine doing that on your first morning skiing. You’d be half buried within seconds! Once off the trails and in powder, the snowmobiles ride like a snowboard or fat skis, all mellow and surfy. As you get the feel of how to ride a sled, you can start to attack more terrain. 世界中で「Hakuba Valley」は有名です。それも、単なるスキー場で はなく 「スノーマウンテン・リゾート」 であることが知られているんで す。それは、 スキー場の中だけに収まらない、数々の「白馬の楽しみ 方」があるから。 まず、最高レベルのバックカントリーフィールド。麓にはオリンピッ ククロスカントリーコースがあり、 さらにスノーモービルで雪のフィ ールドを駆け回ったりと、雪を楽しむ遊び方だけでも盛りだくさん。 スノーシューで森の中をゆっくりと探検すれば、今まで滑り降りて きた雪山の違った一面も発見できるかもしれませんね。白馬の雄 大で懐の深い自然は、色々な冬のアクティビティを楽しませてくれ ます。全部制覇して 「雪山の達人」になってみるのはいかがですか? そして、白馬のアウトドアツアーなら「白馬ライオンアドベンチャー」 がオススメ!たとえばスノーモービルツアーはなら、八方交差点近 くの「ライオンカフェ」に集合。村の中に流れる平川へ移動し川沿い をアルプスに向かって探検していきます。ガイドが楽しくツアーを 進めてくれるのでスノーモービル初心者でも安心。車やバイクとは 少しコントロールのコツが違いますが、経験豊富なインストラクタ ーがしっかりとフォローしてくれるので、雄大な雪景色の中でアクテ ィブに雪のサーキットを楽しめます! 雪国でしか体験することができないアクティビティを満喫するの は、 まさに冬の醍醐味です。 一人乗り12,000円(60分コース) 二人乗り18,000円(60分コース) 料金にはスノーモービル、ヘルメット、 レッスン料が含まれていま す。持ちものは、防寒着(上下ウェア・手袋)、防寒靴(スノーブーツ や長靴)、 ゴーグルなど。 レンタルも可能です。 極上のパウダースノーで、色々なウィンタースポーツに挑戦してみ ましょう。今回ご紹介したスノーモービルツアーは、子どもも大人も 楽しめます。 問い合わせは、白馬ライオンアドベンチャー https://hakuba.lion-adventure.com/ TEL 0261-72-5061

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This summer Jigatake have been very busy with a new owner and a renewal of the ski area. At the forefront of this is a new as well as being Japan’s largest skills and beginner learning zone for kids of all ages. 今シーズンリニューアルした ヶ岳 スキー場。キッズエリアも新しくなり ちいさなお子様が楽しめるアイテム が っている。 もちろん 「トロイカ」に も乗車でき、 ソリなども楽しめる。

For beginners, Jigatake features, a conveyor belt ideal for those learning to ski. Three Pair chair opens up some more of the best learning terrain in the Hakuba Valley with a wide slope for intermediate skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Located close by to Omachi Onsen Center, Jigatake is an ideal resort for those who like to take things easy and combine skiing or snowboarding with an onsen vacation. ハクババレーエリア最南端にあるファミリー&ビギナーにお薦めのスキー場。初心者専用エ リアの新設や思いっきり遊べるキッズゲレンデがあるのでお母さん、お父さんも安心して子 供達を滑らせたり一緒になって雪遊びを楽しめる。 ゲレンデ下部は超ワイド緩斜面になって いるので、脱ビギナーに向けてこっそり練習するにはもってこい!たっぷり楽しんだ後は近隣 の大町温泉郷でゆっくりと疲れた身体を癒しましょう。

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Kashimayari is serviced by eight lifts with a respectable vertical of 720m. Kashimayari has two “base” areas depending on which direction you arrive from. If you are arriving from Hakuba then you will arrive at the Lake Nakatsuna base. On the way past the lake make sure you try to catch a look at the ice fishing that happens when the lake freezes over. If you are coming from the south the quickest way is to take the road that cuts through the mountain and ends at the middle station base area, Central Plaza which is home to Baskin Robbins. 上部がボウル型になっている珍しいシェイプのスキー場。 初級∼中級者向けにおすすめの コースやツリーエリアなどでパウダーランが楽しめる。 アクティビティも充実。 キッズエリア やスノーチュービングにスノートレッキングツアーなどスキーやスノーボードをしなくても たのしめるおすすめスキー場だ。

Trade your skis or board for a snow tube at the snow tubing slope on Kashimayari Snow Resort. Sledding on inflated inner tubes has been around a long time, but modern lift-serviced snowtubing has only just started to become popular. It is becoming a favorite wintertime activity, as no special skills are required, and it appeals to all age groups. The tube hill is a whopping 500 meters long, the longest in Japan. Don’t worry about walking up—the tube slope is serviced by a chairlift. スキーやスノーボード以外の楽しみ方、大人気ア クティビティ!日本最長500mのスノーチュービン グ「Tubers High(チューバーズハイ)」 で雪の上を 爽快に滑ってみよう!小学生から体験可能。 鹿島槍スキー場 中綱ゲレンデ第8リフトそば 2020年12月中旬∼2021年3月中旬(予定) 9:30∼15:00(予約不要)

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Visitors can sit back and relax on recliners while sipping cocktails under beach parasols on the slopes, where not long before, Olympic skiers were hurtling down. The Mountain Beach’s centerpiece is the pair of gondolas that have been converted into four-person saunas. Visitors will be able to sweat their worries and tensions away in a cozy gondola. Unfortunately for thrill-seekers, the gondolas don’t move; they are affixed to the decking. 標高1,400mのうさぎ平の屋上に設置さ れた「HAKUBA MOUNTAIN BEACH (白馬マウンテンビーチ)」は、ゲレンデを 見下ろし、真正面の山々を見渡しながら、 ジャグジー&サウナが楽しめる山の上のビ ーチリゾート。信州産の食材を取り入れた こだわりのオリジナルグルメとともに、 豊か な時間を楽しむことができる。

Hakuba’s oldest, largest and most central ski hill. Happo offers riders a leg-burning thousand meters of top to bottom skiing with stunning views of Hakuba’s three symbolic peaks. Host to the men’s and women’s blue ribbon downhill and super giant slalom events at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, Happo-one is the one hill not to miss in Hakuba. 国内最大級のスキー場。 1998年長野オリンピックではアルペンスキーの主要競技が行わ れた白馬が誇るワールドクラスのロングコースが魅力の一つで、3,000m以上のロングクル ーズが楽しめる一番人気の 「リーゼンスラロームコース」 を始め、 国内では考えられない程の 滑走距離が自慢。最大斜度38度の超上級者コース「TENBO∼展望コース∼」、パウダー& 自然地形が楽しめる 「裏黒」や「おむすび」などは、人気の非圧雪コース。今シーズンは、名木 山エリアにキッズパーク 「なきやまスノーランド」がニューオープン!

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Hakuba Iwatake Snowfield stands on its own mountain in front of the extended Japan Alps range. Unlike the other Hakuba resorts, the snowfield, literally drops over the back side. The resort has a number of powder pockets that do not see the same traffic as at the big boys nearby. The resort has moved away from grooming all its courses and now leaves several areas to lay down some tracks. A ride on the gondola gets you to Iwatake’s summit, from which courses radiate out in all directions of the compass 八方尾根と栂池の間にあるスキー場。白馬最多の26コース。頂上からは全方向、放射線状 にコースがレイアウトされ、その地形を生かしたコースのひとつひとつの満足度は最高! まずはゴンドラにアクセスして頂上へ。 そこから眼前に飛び込んでくるのは八方尾根と北ア ルプスの一大パノラマ!一瞬滑るのも忘れて只々雄大な景色を眺めてしまうのも無理はない でしょうね。 「Iwatake Back Bowl」をはじめ初心者向けコースを含む7つのエリアでパウ ダー三昧のライドも楽しめる。

There are many great views to be had in the Hakuba Valley that are literally the best in Japan. You can enjoy one of these views while sipping a hot coffee and indulging in some of the most delicious muffins and croissants around! The City Bakery at Mountain Harbor overlooks the Iwatake bowl area of powder heaven. 標 高 1 , 2 8 9 m の 山 頂 に 位 置 する「 H A K U B A MOUNTAIN HARBOR」テラスから白馬三山(白 馬岳、 子岳、白馬槍ヶ岳)の絶景を見ることがで きる。併設する 「THE CITY BAKERY」 では、マフ ィンやクロワッサンサンド、 コーヒーで優雅なひと ときを味わえる。

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Where to go to get that inbounds backcountry powder and varied terrain? Head to one of the resorts’ double black diamond trails. Tsugapow has the area is known is accessed from the gate at the top chairlift. Before you enter the trees you need to go to the 2nd floor of Jacky’s Kitchen restaurant at the bottom of the top lift, listen to the short lecture and get an armband to gain access.

山 頂 部 か ら 中 腹 の 森 に 広 が る「T S U G A POW DBD」は、最上級のディープパウダーエ リア。Jacky s Kitchen2階へ行きレクチャー を受講し専用のバッチを付けて滑走すること ができる。森は間伐しながらも複雑な自然地 形をそのまま残し、適度な間隔のツリーラン を楽しめる。

Tsugaike’s biggest draw is the expansive beginner area at the bottom where ten lifts service Hakuba’s widest piste. When not buried in powder, this area offers a nice easy introduction to sliding on snow. Almost all of Tsugaike’s pistes are groomed, which may disappoint powder hounds, but means hardly any of the moguls that develop on other resorts’ ungroomed areas between storms. 国内屈指の幅1,200mのワイドな見通しで誰にも邪魔されない緩斜面の広大な「鐘の鳴る 丘ゲレンデ」 コースはゆるやかなゲレンデなのでスキー&スノーボードデビューには最適。 上部ハンの木コースは緩急織り交ざったロングライドが可能で、 降雪時にはコース内でもパ ウダークルージングが楽しめる。 コース下部は「ハンの木HIT PARK」があり、 フリーライドか らパークへと流すことも可能。12mの中∼上級者向けキッカーはハンの木第3リフトの横な のでギャラリーへのアピール度も満点!TUGAPOWエリアも大人気だ。エリア内がバラエテ ィに富んでいるので、1日と言わず何日連続で滑っても新しい発見や楽しみがきっと見つか る最高のスキー場。

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Norikura shares Hakuba Cortina’s mighty snowfall and extends for a very respectable 600 meters of vertical up the ridge it shares with Hakuba Cortina. Powerhounds should head skiers left of the resort to the Alps 10 Pair Chairlift, from the top lap up the powder the hour before Hakuba Cortina opens. コンディションが良ければ、スカイ ビューゲレンデがおすすめ。十分な 斜度でパウダーの上を、遠く白馬の 麓を望みながら一気に滑り降りるの は、 まさに爽快である。

Hakuba Norikura is a weekend warrior kind of place, thus making the combination of lots of space, lots of snow, and the lack of crowds that can be found at the larger resorts providing a great stage for building up confidence. For beginners there are a number of shorter lifts are also aligned along the wide foothills and perfect for those who may not have ridden fresh soft snow before. 白馬乗鞍温泉スキー場は、 通称 「はくのり」 で愛されている今人気のスキー場だ。 白馬コ ルチナスキー場に隣接しており、 共通券またはハクババレーリフト券を購入すれば両方 のスキー場の利用が可能である。白馬乗鞍温泉スキー場はビギナーに最適の広さで、 全体が横に広がっている。 そのためファミリー向けからモーグルコース、 パウダーゾーン まで自然の地形を生かしたバラエティー豊かなコースが っている。

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Hakuba Cortina ski resort rises behind the imposing Bavarian-style Green Plaza Hotel with its criss-crossed black beamwork and large red roof. You will never lose your bearings while skiing here! As the closest resort to the sea, Cortina regularly records the highest amount of snowfall in the valley. It doesn’t just snow at Cortina, it dumps! When Happo-One and Goryu up the valley will report 20cm of fresh snow, Cortina will probably receive about 50cm! 良質なパウダースノーで覆われ、最大斜度42度の超斜面までコースバリエーションが豊 富な白馬コルチナスキー場。パウダー狙いのライダーから人気も高く、キッズパークもあ るので年齢やレベルを問わず楽しめるのが魅力である。スキー場全体は大きなボウル状に なっており、ほぼすべてのコースはベースのホテルグリーンプラザに行き着くようになっ ているため、仲間とはぐれてもベースで待てば安心。コース間のツリーエリアは自己責任 で解放されているため、スティープでディープなツリーランが楽しめる。

Not content with having the valley’s largest hotel and heaviest snowfall, Hakuba Cortina is also famous for having the steepest pistes, one of which averages 36 degrees and touches an incredible 42 degrees in places. 白馬エリア最北端に位置する白馬コルチナスキ ー場は、信じられないほど豊富な積雪量とステ ィープなツリーランで、世界中からスキーヤー& スノーボーダーが訪れる「パウダーパラダイ ス」である。自然のままのパウダーランは、上 級者向けではあるものの、慣れたらぜひ一度は 経験してもらいたい。

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The resort overlooks the magnificent Lake Aoki and spectacular views can be enjoyed from the higher slopes. The lake itself is said to be one of the clearest lakes in all of Japan. When high winds have stopped operation at the larger resorts, the more sheltered lifts at Sanosaka will often stay open, meaning you don’t have to miss a day. 一番人気のビュースポット、 レイクダウン コース。 日本でもトップクラスの透明度を 誇る青木湖を見下ろしながら滑れるコー スは、気分を爽快にしてくる!

On the south border between Hakuba and neighbouring Omachi, Sanosaka is a small family resort with more than initially meets the eye. In addition to the slope visible on approaching the resort, a further two areas are tucked away higher up. You’d never think the resort had 460m of vertical or five lifts. 初級∼中級バーンが充実でスキーヤー、スノーボーダーに親しまれている。 ファミリーで 安心して楽しめる幅広緩斜面コースがあり、お子様の練習や初心者にも安心して楽しめ る。モーグルコースは豊富なコース設定で練習には最適だ。最大斜度32度のニューパラダ イスゲレンデはパウダーを楽しめる。幅広いレベルやスタイルに対応するゲレンデ構成が 魅力のスキー場だ。

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As the snow slowly recedes to higher altitude and the winter weather changes to spring sunshine, the cherry blossoms come out, the rivers flow and the landscape begins to change and it’s time to enjoy some other adventures.

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dventures and activities which will take your breath away as most of them enable you to take in the beautiful scenery, wildlife and the glorious views. Including; road cycling, mountain biking, hiking, tree adventure, white water rafting, kayaking, canyoning, and of course paragliding from the peaks of Hakuba just to name a few. In summer Iwatake Snowfiield literally transforms their mountain into some of the best MTBing courses in Japan if not the all of Asia. And it won’t stop there with more courses planned in the next few years. Is Iwatake busier in summer than winter? There are a few excellent businesses in the resort that maybe you have used on your trip this winter to help you get the best of your Hakuba Valley adventure vacation. They offer services to make the most of your time

in the green season too, including Evergreen Outdoor Center and Hakuba Lion Adventure. Of course you could also take it easier by just enjoying the towering mountains, take a leisurely stroll or cycle around town, work on your photography skills or even just catch up on a book or two at one of the laid back coffee shops. Getting to Hakuba is easy, being only 3.5 hours from Tokyo and is the perfect place for your adventure getaway and once you are here Hakuba offers a genuine vacation experience at the right price. We look forward to seeing you in the Hakuba Valley over the warmer months to try your hand at some of the great adventures and experiences on offer.

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By Kevin Mollard Back in the bubble era of the eighties, golf memberships were worth millions of yen and were counted as assets and traded like shares. The growth in the number of gold courses mirrored the ski industry, and in many ways these two were the main glamor activities that marked the Japanese boom. And with all the money floating around at the time, no expense was spared in developing world class facilities. Nagano alone, with its abundance of natural beauty, has more than 50 courses. And with Nagano being very mountainous, many of the courses are very hilly, with spectacular lofted tees.

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spring. With all this included, a round is generally a full day affair lasting 6-7 hours. On many courses you can add a caddie (must be requested in advance), who will not only give great advice, but also clean your clubs and balls after each hole.

Golfing numbers have seen a decline in recent years, and what was once considered a sport for the rich and famous in Japan, is now affordable enough for many.

On arrival at the golf course, check in and you will be given a card in a leather holder, with a number and a key on it. You don’t need your wallet from this point on as everything else can be charged to your locker. Head to the locker room, locate your locker and get changed. Head out to the course managers office and your cart will be waiting for you with your clubs loaded. An attendant will check the number of clubs in your bag and go over any local rules (such as if carts are allowed on the fairways etc).

A round of golf in Japan is also a little different than what you may have used to. In general, your green fees will cover 18 holes, a golf cart, lunch, a locker, and a dip in the hot

There are several different types of carts in Japan, but almost all major golf courses now have a GPS system onboard with hole information, distance to the pin, and a scoring

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chart (pre-programed with players name) on board. They will also warn you of steep slopes, and of blind tees where you cannot see the group in front of you. Some carts are self-drive, while others follow a magnetic course buried under the path cart and the cart cannot vary off the path. On these carts all you need to do is hit the accelerator to start and the break to stop. Many also come with a handheld remote control so you can call up the cart even if no one is on board.

Once you are nice and full you head back to your golf cart and play the back nine holes.

After finishing the front nine you will be back at the course managers area, where an attendant will hand you a card with your tee off time for the back nine. In most cases you have about 45 minutes for lunch. Lunch can either be a set meal from a menu, or on the odd occasion a buffet. Take a little care when ordering off the menu as the basic items are included (generally a curry or rice bowl), but if you are going to go for a Wagyu steak, there will be a surcharge. Drinks are extra and will be charged to your locker. Golf etiquette is quite important in Japan, and almost all players will be wearing brand name golfing attire. Apart from the resort courses in Okinawa, collared shirts are required, and jeans and track pants are frowned upon. Also, when entering the restaurant for lunch, hats, gloves and sunglasses should be removed (there is generally a hanger in the entrance to store these).

So how much is this going to cost you. Well, the cheapest times to visit are weekdays during spring and autumn, where a round including all of the above will set you back about 6,500yen on a standard course, or 9,000yen on a more upscale one. Weekends are generally 3,000 4,000yen more per person. Summer season, from mid-July through the end of August is the peak season, which can also be painfully humid. A round at astandard course in summer will set you back about 10,000yen, while a higher end course can be up to 18,000 – 20,000yen for a round.

At the end of the round you are back at the course managers office again, where the attendant will count your clubs with you, and take possession of your clubs while you head back to the locker room. To the rear of the locker room with be a Japanese hot spring style bath house, and you are free to get your kit off and bathe au naturel.

Kevin is an al round year local of Hakuba. He can be usually found on the slopes in winter and on one of Nagano’s golf courses during the green season. You can book your Nagano Golf Tours at http://naganogolftours.com

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uring the warm summer months cycling is one of the most popular summer activities in Hakuba for both visitors and locals alike, and the northern Japanese alps are home to some of the best biking routes you’ll find. Every year hundreds of people flood to the Hakuba Valley to ride a road bike and challenge themselves on some of the hardest climbs in Japan while other lycra wearers just like to zoom past the pristine mirrored lakes to the south of the valley......

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HAKUBA IWATAKE BIKE PARK.......... Hakuba Valley’s name has been around in the skiing world as a big and buzzing resort attracting skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. And guess what? It is not only famous for arguably the best skiing in Japan, but more recently it has crept up the ladder of highly-rated mountain bike destination too. Hakuba Iwatake Snowfield changes its name to Iwatake Mountain Resort in summer with gondola accessed mountain bike riding from the top of the resort. There are a total of six courses from beginner to expert with names such as ‘Kamikaze Downhill’ ‘Alps Downhill’ that will get the adrenaline pumping. In fact the resort with its uniquity that it sits on its own mountain is a magnet for not only mountain bikers but also drawing in tourists to the Mountain Harbor and Yoo Hoo Swing.

One of the best ways to explore the Hakuba during the summertime is by taking a pedal-powered tour along the Hakuba Trail. , The trail connects Hakuba’s local neighbourhoods, rivers and parks. Cruising along the trail on your bike is the perfect opportunity to explore Hakuba’s hidden areas and take in the scenic views of the surrounding mountains. The trail is suitable for every level of rider, regardless of age or ability

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Hakuba has quickly established itself as a road cycling hot spot. Thanks to the varied road terrain. Road cyclists can choose from a number of scenic cycling routes in and around the Hakuba Valley. The roads servicing Hakuba are regularly maintained for a smooth ride during your cycling adventure. In the north of the valley, Otari village has signposted numerous hill climbing zones including Tsugaike Kogen.

Hakuba’s diverse climate offers a singletrack trail network running through forest, over hills and along senic rivers. Best yet the trails can be accessed, all within minutes from the valley floor. Just remember that you have to climb the fireroads to get to the best trails. So, after a long day of riding, you can always find you way back down to valley for a refreshing drink after a long soak in the onsen.


Specialised Mountain Bike and Snowsports Accommodation We have fully equipped and well appointed accommodation with epic mountain views to fully support your MTB or snowsports visit to Hakuba.

Washdown area and secure bike storage Bike racks, work stand and basic tools Private bar, BBQ and entertainment area Access to guides, coaches and trail information Short ride to Iwatake Bike Park and local trails Cool off in the stream next to the apartments Plenty of parking for vans and cars Stroll to local restaurants, bars and cafes

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森のピザ MORINO PIZZA DELIVERY

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・Online and Pre-orders are welcome via Facebook messenger: @morinopizza ・Available for delivery from 17:00 ・予約注文はオンラインや Facebookメッセンジャーでも 受付けてます。 @morinopizza ・17:00からお届けできます。 ・Margherita 1600yen ・Pepperoni 1700yen ・Hawaiian 1700yen ・Barbecue Chicken 1700yen ・Vegetarian 1700yen ・Napoli 1700yen ・Supreme 1800yen ・Garlic Prawn 1800yen ・Washoku Feast 1800yen ・Plain Cheese or Herb Bread 1200yen ・Hakuba Brewing Co Beer 550yen

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ラーメン大学 白馬いいもり店

RAMEN DAIGAKU RAMEN

HAKUBA IIMORI

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・Nagano’s favorite ramen ・Broth made using special local miso paste ・Ramen Daigaku know, the way to a skiers heart is through their stomach! ・ここ白馬ではラーメン大学は みんなのおふくろの味的存在 のお店。 ・昔から地元の方に親しまれて きた存在です。

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HAKUBA47

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・Pizza oven imported from Italy ー Crispy pizza! ・Located at Hakuba47 ・本格石窯で焼くルイスのクリス ピーピザは大好評。

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サブウェイ & ヨーゴリーノ

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0261-75-2101

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Open Daily 19 Dec - 31Mar SUBWAY 07:00 - 17:00 YOGORINO 09:30 - 17:30

・Eat fresh & healthy with low calorie Subway sandwiches ・ヘルシーでとても美味しい サンドイッチ店"SUBWAY" ・Italian No.1 gelato with fresh yogurt ・1/2 calories of ice cream ・イ タ リ ア で 大 人 気 の ヨ ゴ リ ーノは普通のアイスクリーム のカロリー半分!

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トラックスバー TRACKS BAR BAR

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Mid Dec - End March 16:00-24:00 midnight Occasionally closed ・Friendly staff's, Cozy Atmosphere, Good live Music and DJs party ・Japanese Craft Beer on tap ・Fish & chips shop too! ・Please check Facebook page for coming events ・ 「 Tracks Bar」はリーズナブルな お酒と手作りバーガー 、 ピザ 、 フィッシュ & チップスが大好 評のカジュアルバー。

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ナブラ NABURA

DINING & BAR

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Open Fri, Sat and Sun 16:00 - 02:00 ( Open everyday 12/24~1/3)

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Last Orders 01:30 Happy Hour 16:00 -18:00 ・Good music & great western food ・Beer & standard cocktails only ¥500~ ・Very relaxing atmosphere bar in Goryu ・居心地の良い雰囲気と絶品 ハンバーガーが人気!! 明るくフレンドリーな スタッフがお待ちしてます。

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・Serving only the best A5 Grade Wagyu beef ・Famous Osaka style Okonomiyaki

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www.canadianvillage.com Open Daily Dinner 17:30 - 23:00 Last Order 22:30

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加奈陀亭 CANADA TEI

GORYU Wadano

Open daily 5:30pm ~ 11:00pm

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Hakuba Dining

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MARUHACHI DINING

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・A former merchant's residence with a history of over 160 years, viewing the building alone is worth coming for dinner ・Ingredients sourced from all over Nagano including the best beef and fish ・Fireside cooking over charcoal in the open kitchen, unique in Hakuba ・Pick up service is available, give us a call and we will collect you and drop you back off at your accommodation after dinner ・Enjoy the finest sake during dinner ・Sample menu Japanese BBQ Yakitori Rolled sushi Assorted sashimi Horse meat sashimi Black label draft beer ・古き良き古民家で、新鮮な魚 介類、長野産の旬な野菜やお 肉を堪能できる落ち着いた居 酒屋です。

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Open Daily Mon - Thurs Lunch 11:30 - 15:00 Last Orders 14:00 Dinner 17:00 - 24:00 Last Orders 23:00 Fri - Sun, and holidays Dinner 17:00 - 24:00 Last Orders 23:00

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焼肉 牛緒 YAKINIKU USHIO JAPANESE BBQ

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Open Daily 17:00 - 22:00 Last Orders 21:30 ・Located only 800meters from Hakuba train station ・Smokeless roaster ・Great for parties and large groups ・Special selected meats, personally selected by the owner ・店主厳選こだわり食材,稀少 部位をご用意。 ・無煙ロースター完備。

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CAFE BAR & SPORTS BAR

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ラッキーピーツ LUCKY PETE'S

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STATION Wadano

Hakuba Connect Map G-5 Night Shuttle Bus No.10

www.hakubaconnect.com

97


Hakuba Dinning

カフェグリーンズ CAFE GREENS CAFE

0261-85-2855

Private Dining

facebook.com/thenorthfacejp

¥

Open Daily 12:00 - 20:00 Last Orders 19:30 ・The North Face original blended coffee with the best views. We have many nature art books to browse while relaxing ・Located on the 2F at The North Face store

・白馬三山を目の前に飲食が楽しめ、 自然やアートを題材にした書籍を 自由に閲覧でき、The North Face オリジナルブレンドコーヒーを楽 しめます。

Hakuba Connect Map G-5 Night Shuttle Bus No.10

グラビティーワークス

GRAVITY WORX

RESTAURANT& CAFE

0261-72-5434

・All ingredients homemade ・Pizza, pasta & hot wine ・Delicious desserts ・A locals favorite ・Warm & cozy log fire ・自家栽培野菜やトマトをふん だんに盛り込んだピザやパス タ等のイタリアンを暖炉の灯 りが揺れる暖かなログハウス でご賞味を。

STATION AREA

Hakuba Connect Map G-5 Night Shuttle bus No.10

98

¥¥

Open Daily 11:30 - Late Open every day in January Closed on Tuesday other months

Wadano

Happo

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

Station

Iwatake

Goryu

Ski Area

STATION

www.hakubaconnect.com


Hakuba Dining

らー麺 とっつぁん RAMEN TOTTSUAN RAMEN

・予約はできません。 ・大阪の人気店で10年修行し たオーナーのお店です。

Private Dining

0261-85-6866 ¥ tottsuan.com Lunch 11:00 - 14:30 Last orders 14:00 Dinner 17:00 - 21:00 Last orders 20:30 or earlier if sold out スープ売り切れ次第終了 Closed on Wednesday ・Reservations not required ・The owner spent 10 years working in a popular Osaka ramen restaurant

STATION

Goryu

Hakuba Connect Map G-3 Night Shuttle Bus No.11

Ski Area

23

Iwatake

JAPANESE

¥

0261-72-4305

STATION

Wadano

36

Happo

・Large volume meals ・Everything homemade ・Located near to Hakuba train station ・Very reasonable ・Local's favorite ・白馬駅前にある大人気定食 屋さん。お好み焼きからラー メン、餃子等メニューも全 て自家製で盛り沢山。

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

Closed on Tuesday Lunch 11:30 - 14:30 Dinner 17:30 - 20:30

Station

絵夢 EMU

Hakuba Connect Map G-4 Night Shuttle Bus No.10

www.hakubaconnect.com

99


Hakuba Dining

ハクバピザ HAKUBA PIZZA PIZZA

0261-85-2114

¥¥

Private Dining

www.hakubapizza.com Open Dinner 16:00 - 21:00 Delivery & take out only Closed on Wednesday ・Buy two pizzas and get free delivery or delivery surcharge of ¥500 ・Side orders, desserts & drinks available ・New location Thousand Mountain Inn (Sen Zan So) Mizuho area ・Take out and delivery only

Hakuba Connect Map F-4 Night Shuttle Bus No. 10

ラヴァロック DINING & BAR LAVAROCK GRILL , BAR & CAFE

0261-72-3511 ¥¥¥ www.marriott.com/hotels/ travel/mmjch-courtyard-hakuba/ Open Daily Dining 18:00 - 22:00 Last Orders Dining 21:00 Lounge 11:00 - 21:00 Last Orders Lounge 21:00 Happy Hour 15:00 - 18:00 *Lounge area only ・Grilled local & seasonal food with LAVAROCK style ・Stylish interior, featuring brick & wooden design elements ・旬の信州産食材をLAVAROCK

(溶岩石 )にて焼き上げます。

MISORANO

Wadano

Happo

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

Station

Iwatake

Goryu

Ski Area

DELIVERY/TAKE OUT

Hakuba Connect Map C-3 Night Shuttle Bus No.17

100

www.hakubaconnect.com


Hakuba Dining

トロイメライ TRAUMEREI FRENCH

0261-72-5120

¥¥¥¥

www.traumerei.jp

Open Daily Dinner 18:30 - 23:00 Food Last Orders 20:00

Ski Area Goryu Iwatake

・楽天オーベルジュランキグ で全国第2位に選ばれた、 南仏のグランシェフ直伝の フレンチが楽しめるオーベル ジュ。 ・仏ワインも充実。

Private Dining

・Very high ranking on both Jalan & Rakuten as one the best places to dine in Japan ・Unforgettable French cuisine prepared by French trained chef ・ Four course appetizer ・Hakuba’s best kept secret is out ・Extensive wine list to compliment the fare selected by the owner, Nishino-san, a writer of many wine themed books ・Creative seasonal dishes ・Choice of courses ・Luxurious desserts and rich coffee

Station Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho Happo

MISORANO

Wadano

Hakuba Connect Map E-2 Night Shuttle Bus No.15

www.hakubaconnect.com

101


Hakuba Dining

キャンプファイヤー 焚火

THE CAMPFIRE (TAKIBI) SUSHI RESTAURANT

SUSHI & JAPANESE

Private Dining

090-9807-3232 ¥¥¥ www.thecampfire.jp Open Daily Lunch 11:30-15:00 L/O14:30 Dinner 17:00-22:00 L/O21:30

・We, Takibi sushi restaurant are using fresh seafood from the Japan Sea, Hokkaido and the largest seafood market Toyosu in Tokyo ・Sushi train on 2nd FL ・焚火寿司は、日本海、北海道、 豊洲から仕入れた新鮮食材。 ・各種定食、懐石料理も提供。 ・回転寿司は2階。

Hakuba Connect Map C-3 Night Shuttle Bus No.17

キャンプファイヤー THE CAMPFIRE

CAFE & BAR HAKUBA

CAFE & BAR

090-9807-3232 www.thecampfire.jp

Open Daily Last Orders

・We, The campfire Cafe & Bar Hakuba are offering western, vegan organic food, meatpies, and more ・Japanese craft beer and nitro coffee ・洋食、ビーガンフード、ミート パイ等など提供してます。 ・クラフトビール、ナイトロ コーヒーも好評。

ECHOLAND

Hakuba Connect Map C-3 Night Shuttle Bus No.17

102

¥¥

11:00 - 23:00 22:30

Wadano

Happo

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

Station

Iwatake

Goryu

Ski Area

ECHOLAND

www.hakubaconnect.com


Hakuba Dining

アンシャンテ ENCHANTĒ FRENCH

0261-72-6277

¥¥¥

enchante898.com

Dinner Last Orders

18:00 - 21:00 20:30

Ski Area

・ソムリエのいるフランス料理 とワインのプチホテル。 ・信州牛を始め白馬産ジビエな どシェフ厳選の素材をお楽し みください。 ・ここは美味しい笑顔で溢ます。

Private Dining

・Extensive wine list of French, Italian & Japanese wines ・At home feeling with friendly servers ・Very reasonable, great quality food

おうちでアンシャンテ

Station Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

お電話にてお問い合わせ下さい

Iwatake

<お取り寄せメニュー> ・シャラン鴨のコンフィ ・牛頰肉の煮込み ・オマール海老のブイヤベース ・蒸し鮑 ・特製チキンカレー ・自家製パン ・スモークバター ・ 猪のリエットなど

Goryu

〜アンシャンテの味を ご自宅で!〜

Happo

MISORANO Wadano

Hakuba Connect Map E-3 Night Shuttle Bus No.15

www.hakubaconnect.com

103


Hakuba Dining

サムライケバブ SAMURAI KEBAB

RESTAURANT & BAR 0261-85-0115

www.hakubakebab.com facebook.com/hakubakebab

Private Dining

Open Daily Last Orders Happy Hour

¥

16:00 - 26:00 25:30 16:00 - 18:00

・Buy 1 get 1 free drink at Happy Hour ・Shisha available after 20:00 ・SAMURAI KEBABU 7年目の 冬を迎えました。今シーズン も皆様のご来店をお待ちして おります。

Hakuba Connect Map C-3 Night Shuttle Bus No.17

蕎麦処 りき RIKI

JAPANESE

0261-85-4311

・Homemade fresh soba noodles ・Locally grown soba!

・窓から見る北アルプスと白馬 産地粉の手打ち蕎麦を堪能。 ・この風土で育った蕎麦をこの 地でお楽しみ下さい。 ・白馬ガレットも好評。

MIZUHO

34 Hakuba Connect Map E-4 Night Shuttle Bus No.19

104

¥¥

Closed on Thursdays Closed on third & 4th Friday of the month Lunch 11:00 - 15:00

Wadano

Happo

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

Station

Iwatake

Goryu

Ski Area

ECHOLAND

www.hakubaconnect.com


Hakuba Dining

串カツひげ KUSHIKATSU HIGE JAPANESE 0261-85-0499

facebook.com/hakuba.hige/

Open Daily Dinner Last Orders

¥¥

18:00 - 24:00 23:00

素材の味と旨味が衣の中でまざ わり後引くおいしさで大好評! サイドメニューも豊富。

Private Dining

・Kushikatsu is skewered fried meat & vegetables ・Serving great tasting kushikatsu and sake! ・Enjoy the Japanese Izakaya atmosphere ・最高級の油であげた串カツは絶品!

ECHOLAND Ski Area Goryu

Hakuba Connect Map D-3 Night Shuttle Bus No. 56

Iwatake

JAPANESE & ITALIAN

0261-72-3720

¥¥

・Popular Roast beef bowl & delicious Pizza ・Bento dinner boxes for take out (booking required) ・大人気のローストビーフ丼を はじめとした丼メニューやピザ、 天ぷら、お好み焼きも好評。 ・人気のお弁当は予約制です。

Happo

MISORANO

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

Closed Tuesday & 3rd Monday of the month Dinner 17:30 - 21:00 Last Order 20:30

Station

ようこさん家 YOKO'S

Wadano

OPEN

Hakuba Connect Map E-3 Night Shuttle Bus No.18

www.hakubaconnect.com

105


Hakuba Dining

ミーティアダイニング 「 案山子の隠れ家 」

METEOR DINING WESTERN & JAPANESE 090-9668-0236

Private Dining

Open Dinner Last Orders

¥¥

17:00 - 21:30 21:00

・At home dining featuring original roast pork & Hakuba Shinshu salmon ・Great tasting Japanese/ Western fusion ・Vegan & vegetarian options ・Located inside Meteor Lodge ・ミーティア特製ローストポーク や白馬産信州サーモンを使用 したオリジナル和洋料理

Wadano

Happo

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

Station

Iwatake

Goryu

Ski Area

MISORANO

Our Specialties: Hakuba Connect Map D-3 Night Shuttle Bus No. 15

和牛 こうべ家 WAGYU KOBEYA

JAPANESE YAKINIKU 0261-72-5382

¥¥¥¥

Open Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon Open for New Years & Holidays 営業日:金・土・日・月 年末年始,連休,祝日営業 *Booking required(要予約) Dinner 17:00 - 22:00 L/O 21:00 or earlier if sold out ・Premier Shinshu Wagyu Beef & Kobe Beef ・Party & groups welcome ・Cook at the table by yourself

・A5ランク黒毛和牛信州プレミアム牛、 神戸ビーフステーキ肉を焼肉スタイル でお召し上がりいただけます。 ・大家族、グループ貸切個室有 ・無料送迎有(前日まで要予約) (八方、和田野、エコーランド、 みそら野)

MISORANO

65 Hakuba Connect Map E-3 Night Shuttle bus No.15

106

• Roast Pork • Shinshu Local Salmon

www.hakubaconnect.com


Hakuba Dining

のんじゃえ NON JAE JAPANESE

¥¥¥

0261-72-5566

Open Daily Dinner 17:00 - 22:00 Last Orders 21:00

Private Dining

・Wide range of delicious Izakaya food ・Popular Sukiyaki set ・Beer & sake ・Party & groups welcome ・We have karaoke boxes! ・バラエティに富んだ居酒屋 メニューが勢揃い。 ・すき焼きメニューも好評。 ・カラオケ完備。

MISORANO Ski Area

Dinner 18:00 - 21:00

LO20:30

MIZUHO/DELIVERY

Happo

Pizza take out & delivery 11:00 - 19:30 ・Authentic Italian cuisine using local ingredients ・For dinner course, please book day before up to 17:00 ・Pizza take out & delivery ・カナダ産ログハウス内での お食事はいかがでしょう? ・「ディナーコース」は前日の 17:00までに予約。

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

0261-85-2822 ¥¥ www.reposer-hakuba.com Closed on Tuesday Lunch 11:30 - 14:00 Cafe 11:30 - 16:00

Station

ITALIAN

Iwatake

ルポゼ白馬 REPOSER HAKUBA

Goryu

Hakuba Connect Map E-4 Night Shuttle Bus No.18

Wadano

Hakuba Connect Map E-4 Night Shuttle bus No.19

www.hakubaconnect.com

107


Hakuba Dining

白馬ひふみ HAKUBA HIFUMI JAPANESE

¥¥¥¥

0261-72-8411

www.hakubahifumi.jp/en/

Private Dining

Open everyday Dinner

18:00 - 21:00

・For the best Japanese food, choose HIFUMI ・Serving Wagyu Shinshu beef & the freshest fish from the Sea of Japan ・Shabu shabu courses ・Children welcome ・信州ブランド食材をふんだん に使用した和菜会席が大好評 です。

Ski Area

HAPPO

Night Shuttle Bus No.20

バーリフェール白馬

BAR REFUEL HAKUBA DINING & BAR ¥

0261-85-0907

Open Daily Last Orders Happy Hour

16:00 - 02:00 01:30 16:00 - 18:00

・Located in the heart of Happo ・Widescreen projector, DJ booth, Darts ・Western bar food ・Drinks ¥500~ ・Separation of smoking area ・八方エリア中心にあるレスト ラン&バー。ハンバーガーが 大人気!フレンドリーなスタ ッフがお待ちしております。

HAPPO

Wadano

Happo

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

Station

Iwatake

Goryu

Hakuba Connect Map D-6

Hakuba Connect Map C-5 Night Shuttle Bus No.7

108

www.hakubaconnect.com

TAKE OUT


Hakuba Dining

ライオンカフェ LION CAFE CAFE

0261-72-3860

¥

https://lioncafe.shopinfo.jp facebook.com/hakuba.lion.cafe

Open Daily Last Orders

09:00 - 17:00 16:30

・Still serves the best coffee in Hakuba with great variation of meals ・Non smoking all day, clear and fresh

Private Dining

・バリエーション豊かな食事 メニューと白馬No.1コーヒー

HAPPO Ski Area

Hakuba Connect Map E-5

Goryu

Night Shuttle Bus No.20

tenguproperties.com/hakuba-

¥¥¥

16:00 - Late

HAPPO

Happo

・16 taps of local craft beer ・Panoramic views of the Happo One slopes ・Live sports on big screens ・Delicious meals made from local ingredients and lighter pub fare ・クラフトビール16種類 ・景色最高! ・手作り洋食

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

taproom/

Open year-round

Station

BAR & GRILL

0261-75-0075

Iwatake

ハクバタップルーム HAKUBA TAPROOM

Wadano

Hakuba Connect Map D-5 Night Shuttle Bus No. 20

www.hakubaconnect.com

109


Hakuba Dining

ホテル対岳館

HOTEL TAIGAKUKAN

FRENCH JAPANESE & CAMPAGNE BAR 0261-72-2075 ¥¥¥ taigakukan.jp Closed on Weekends & Holidays 18:00 - 21:00 19:30 17:00 -19:00

・Please state your choice of meat or fish when you make your reservation ・Traditional Japanese style mountain ski lodge ・Fish Course ¥3,300 ・Meat Course ¥3,300 ・Special Course ¥4,400

HAPPO

Hakuba Connect Map D-5 Night Shuttle Bus No. 8

JAPANESE Open Daily Dinner

¥¥¥

0261-72-3048

18:00 - 21:00

・Freshest seafood from the nearby Sea of Japan ・Counter dining and sunken Kotatsu room for that perfect Japanese dinner

HAPPO

Wadano

Happo

Station

鷲家 WASHIYA

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

Iwatake

Goryu

Ski Area

Private Dining

Dinner Last Orders Apres Ski Bar

Hakuba Connect Map E-6 Night Shuttle Bus No. 20

110

www.hakubaconnect.com


Hakuba Dining

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RESTAURANT

LIEBE

JAPANESE

ÂĽ

0261-72-7250

Open Daily Lunch

11:00 - 16:00

Private Dining

ăƒťSpicy Ramen-3 different levels of spice ăƒťGreat tasting Japanese ski soul food ăƒťHigh quality ingredients ăƒťLocated at the bottom of Happo one Nakiyama area ăƒťčž›ă •ă Œďź“掾éšŽă §é ¸ă šă‚‹ă‚ŤăƒŤăƒ“ čž›ĺ?ŁăƒŠăƒźăƒĄăƒłă Œ大弽čŠ•ďź ăƒťĺ…Ťć–šĺ°žć šĺ??ćœ¨ĺąąă‚˛ăƒŹăƒłăƒ‡ă Ť ä˝?罎ă ™ă‚‹ăƒŹă‚šăƒˆăƒŠăƒłă€‚

HAPPO Ski Area

Hakuba Connect Map C-4

Goryu Iwatake

THAI

0261-72-7081

facebook.com/bangkokya.hakuba

ĺ…Ťć–š ăƒť ĺ??ćœ¨ĺąą ăƒť 万国幋

Wadano

HAPPO

Happo

Open Daily Lunch 10:30 Dinner 18:00 - 21:00 Happy Hour 15:00 - 17:30 ăƒťHakuba’s only Thai restaurant for 25years ăƒťLunch is casual Thai fare, dinner is Thai restuarant ăƒťLocated at Nakiyama base area on Happo-one ăƒťVegetarian & Allergy free OK ăƒťĺ‰ľćĽ­25ĺš´ ăƒťĺ…Ťć–šă‚šă‚­ăƒźĺ ´ĺ??ćœ¨ĺąąă‚¨ăƒŞă‚˘ă § ćœŹć źă‚żă‚¤ć–™ç?†ăƒŹă‚šăƒˆăƒŠăƒłă€‚

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

ÂĽÂĽ

Station

万国幋 BANGKOK-YA

Hakuba Connect Map C-5 Night Shuttle Bus No. 7

www.hakubaconnect.com

111


Hakuba Dining

居酒屋 飛鳥 IZAKA YAASUKA JAPANESE 0261-85-2202

facebook.com/asuka.hakuba/

Private Dining

Open Daily Last Orders

¥¥

17:00 - 23:00 22:30

・Located at Happo, look out for lanterns outside We are on the 2nd floor ・Original Sukiyaki, good selection of food & drink ・Laidback atmosphere ・Charcoal cooked Yakitori ・八方にある赤ちょうちんが並 ぶ2階の居酒屋です。 ・炭火焼鳥や手作りにこだわっ た料理など揃えてます。

Hakuba Connect Map D-6 Night Shuttle Bus No. 8

アンクル スティーブンス UNCLE STEVEN'S TEX-MEX 0261-72-7569

www.unclestevenshakuba.com

HAPPO

Hakuba Connect Map C-5 Night Shuttle Bus No.7

112

¥¥

Open Daily 11:00 - 22:00 Lunch 11:00 - 15:00 Dinner 17:00 - 22:00 Happy Hour 11:00 - 17:00 Last Orders 21:30 ・One of Japan’ s most famous Mexican eateries ・1 minute from Happo slopes come for lunch ・Selected Happy Hour Drinks ¥500 + tax ・アメリカ発祥のメキシカン フード「テクスメクス」フード を堪能できる、カジュアル ダイニングレストラン & バー

Wadano

Happo

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

Station

Iwatake

Goryu

Ski Area

HAPPO

www.hakubaconnect.com


Hakuba Dining

シャモニー CHAMONIX

RESTAURANT 0261-72-3001

¥¥¥¥

hakuba-h.tokyuhotels.co.jp

Open Daily Last Orders

17:30 - 21:00 20:30

Chamonix

Private Dining

・Combinning modern European with Japanese ・地元信州産やシェフが厳選し た食材を使用した料理を目の 前で仕上げ温かさと新鮮さを 感じられるサービスでおもて なしします。

Restaurant

WADANO Ski Area

TEL 0261-72-3001

Hakuba Connect Map C-7

Goryu

Night Shuttle Bus No.4

Iwatake

DINING & BAR 0261-72-3001

hakuba-h.tokyuhotels.co.jp

¥¥

1/5 ~ 2/28 : 17:00 - 22:00 L/O Food 21:00 Drink 21:30

・Let all your troubles fade away and enjoy the warm ambience

Happo

・お客様の利用シーンに合わせ た至福のひとときをご用意し ております。

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

Open Daily (12/26~2/28) 12/26 ~ 1/4 : 17:00 - 23:00 L/O Food 22:00 Drink 22:30

Station

ザ・ロッジ THE LODGE

WADANO Wadano

TEL 0261-72-3001

Hakuba Connect Map C-7 Night Shuttle Bus No.4

www.hakubaconnect.com

113


Hakuba Dining

沙羅 SHARA BUFFET

¥¥¥

0261-72-5001

mominokihotel.com

Open Daily

17:30-21:30

Appetizers + Main + Desserts Choose Main from:

¥4,200 ・Grilled Sukiyaki ¥6,000 ・Premier Sukiyaki Hot Pot ¥7,800 ・Hakuba Wild Game Meat ¥6,000~

Private Dining

・Hamburg Steak

和洋折衷 前菜・メイン・デザート ・ハンバーグ食べ放題 ¥4,200 ・焼きしゃぶ/すき食べ放題 ¥6,000 ・特選しゃぶしゃぶ/すき焼き ¥7,800 ・白馬産ジビエ料理 ¥6,000~

Ski Area

WADANO

Night Shuttle Bus No.5

ザ・ビーチ THE BEACH BAR BAR

0261-72-5400

mominokihotel.com

Dinner

Closed on Tuesday ・Friendly girl bartenders ・Tropical drinks and food ・Live music and DJ Events ・南の島のビーチ&オーシャン をコンセプトにしたおしゃれ なバー ・トロピカルカクテル&フード あり ・フレンドリーバーテンダー

WADANO

Hakuba Connect Map C-7 Night Shuttle Bus No.3

114

¥

20:00 - 01:00

Wadano

Happo

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho

Station

Iwatake

Goryu

Hakuba Connect Map C-7

www.hakubaconnect.com


Hakuba Dining

ザ・パブ THE PUB

ENGLISH PUB, IZAKAYA FOOD DELIVERY

0261-72-4453

mominokihotel.com/thepub

Open Daily Happy Hour

¥

17:00 - 23:00 17:00 - 18:00

Echoland/Misorano/Mizuho Happo

WADANO/DELIVERY

Station

ORDER ONLINE

(Delivery to limited locations)

Iwatake

デリバリーメニュー ・ピザ&ハンバーガー ・チーズフォンデュ ・バックリブステーキ ・チキンパルミジャーノ ・しゃぶしゃぶ、すき焼き (鍋はご用意ください) ・寿司、焼きそば、など

Goryu

・和田野エリアの白馬樅の木ホ テルに隣接する英国調パブ。 ・チーズフォンデュバーガーや The Pubピザがおすすめ。 ・寿司やしゃぶしゃぶなどの居 酒屋のメニューも提供。

Ski Area

Delivery Menu ・Pizzas & Hamburgers ・Cheese Fondue ・Baby Back Rib Steak ・Chicken Parmigiana ・Shabu-Shabu /Sukiyaki ingredients ・Sushi, Yakisoba, and more

Private Dining

・The biggest & best apres ski bar in Hakuba ・Famous Cheese Fondue Burger and The Pub Pizza ・Izakaya dishes, such as Sushi, Shabu-Shabu and Sukiyaki, are also served

Wadano

Hakuba Connect Map C-7 Night Shuttle bus No.5

www.hakubaconnect.com

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NAGANO SNOW TOURS

HAKUBA VALLEY NOZAWA ONSEN SHIGA KOGEN MYOKO KOGEN MADARAO KOGEN

• ACCOMMODATION • LIFT PASSES • TRANSFERS • RENTALS • LESSONS

PHOTO COURTESY OF MADARAO KOGEN SKI RESORT

• DAY TOURS

naganosnowtours.com


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